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Sharp pain below belly button after swimming. Worsens when peeing

Hi, everyone, I happen to have a strange issue, and as much as I've tried to find a diagnosis,  this issue has stumpted me for many years.

The weirdest thing is that It only occasionally happens after going to the swimming pool and eating fatty foods after.

I typically get a sharp pain afterwards right below my belly button, and it gets worse as I pee or try standing up straight. Typically, if I have to pee I have to bend over to prevent the pain from killing me, and walk like that to a chair or bed.

However these symptoms completely disapear a few hours after at the earliest, or a day after at the latest.

I have no idea what it can be, but I would appreciate if anyone can give me some clues on the right direction.
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1081992 tn?1389903637
"if anyone can give me some clues..."
That's a good approach in thinking, Rq: looking for clues.

Besides the valid clue that Annie gave to you, here's another: eating fat causes powerful gallbladder muscle contractions, to secrete bile. If there's a problem in the gallbladder or exit ducts, that can be painful.

An ultrasound would show gallstones. If there are no stones, you might have 'acalculous cholecystitis', which has an inflammatory cause.
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134578 tn?1716963197
Swimming pool or just swimming? Like, does it happen if you swim in a river or the ocean? I'm wondering if there's something about the chlorine in swimming pools that bothers your kidney or urethra.
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You might just look up interstitial cystitis. People can get it from the chemicals in a pool.
It happens when swimming in the ocean also unfortunately
Evidently once someone gets interstitial cystitis from the chemicals in a pool, it can happen again whether they ever swim in a pool again or not (the damage is done), but this was just a guess. Have you seen a doctor who specializes in the kidney?

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